8minutenergy Renewables, LLC has energized Phases 1 and 2 of the 328MW Mount Signal 3 solar photovoltaic project in the city of Calexico in California's Imperial Valley. With full commissioning of the plant underway, 8minutenergy expects to bring Mount Signal 3 to commercial operation by the end of 2018.
"We're proud to hit this exciting phase of the Mount Signal solar cluster-one of the largest in the world. This project is important to the Imperial Valley's future given the amount of abundant and reliable solar power that will be delivered to the region for decades to come," said 8minutenergy CEO and Founder, Martin Hermann. "As the original developer of the 260MW Mount Signal 1 project, we are thrilled to see the next project coming to fruition."
Benoit Allehaut, who led the acquisition by Capital Dynamics, described the value of the ongoing partnership between both firms: "Capital Dynamics is delighted about the excellent progress on Mount Signal 3. 8minutenergy demonstrated its world-class development and construction management capabilities with a project ahead of schedule and on-budget."
"All of our dedicated partners have been invaluable in ensuring this important project will be completed on time," said 8minutenergy President and Co-Founder, Tom Buttgenbach. "We would like to thank Imperial County's Board of Supervisors, and the entire staff of the County administration, all of whom have been continuously supportive during the construction of this project. We send additional thanks to the local community, environmental groups, and an outstanding local workforce for enabling us to build Mt. Signal 3 ahead of schedule, and in an environmentally-friendly manner."